World-famous author Amitav Ghosh is the author of numerous prize-winning novels such as The Glass Palace and Sea of Poppies.
Renowned clarinet player and composer Kinan Azmeh met Eric Vloeimans, one of the most influential trumpet players of his generation.
This debate explored alternative models for democratic practice in Europe, starting from an artistic perspective.
Belarus Free Theatre is an internationally acclaimed independent theatre group from a country that is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship.
We brought you live cinema made by five young up-and-coming European media-makers.
Screening & conversation with awardwinning film-maker John Akomfrah
The award-winning Stefan Kaegi showed video documentation, part of the growing collection of innovative productions he co-creates with public throughout the world.
VPRO's Metropolis showed its collection of reports by global correspondents who report on the familiar and less familiar sides of Europe.
First year students in graphic design and photography presented a poster exhibition commissioned by De Affiche Galerij.
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For nearly 60 years the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) has worked with artists and thinkers from across the globe. As Europe now faces one of the most challenging periods in its existence, we wanted to unravel some of the burning questions confronting contemporary Europe.
Europeans are questioning what it means to be part of Europe and whether they want to continue to be part of it, while people around the world are talking about Europe’s economic and cultural future.
In response, ECF initiated a four-day event – Imagining Europe – that brought together leading artists and thinkers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to explore these issues, through music, performance, film, exhibitions and debates.
Imagining Europe took place on the 4–7 October 2012 at the renowned cultural space, De Balie in Amsterdam and welcomed Indian-born author Amitav Ghosh, Syrian composer and musician Kinan Azmeh, Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans, Belarus Free Theatre and British-based filmmaker John Akomfrah.
To read more in Dutch about the event download De Groene Amsterdammer.
Kindly supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts